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Mar 9, 2009

Musings of the Day: Choose It Wisely!

Oh my god how painful would it be if you could only select from one, single makeup brand? If you had to choose one single brand which would it be?

Jump ahead for the Muse's choice!

Asking me to choose a single brand is like taking the color right out of my life. It would be too difficult to settle on just one but what if I had to? What if I had absolutely no choice and had to select from only, one single brand? Which would I choose?

Of course, I was leaning towards MAC because it has the most variety plus has a pretty nice user friendly price tag! But....I actually changed my mind quickly and decided on.....

Drum roll please!

Bobbi Brown.

I choose Bobbi because she has plenty of collections that release almost as often as MAC but with alot less fanfare so I'm not left feeling like I absolutely have to have everything released. I also feel as I get older the colors released from Bobbi Brown Collections are way more friendly and easier to use for evening or day looks.

I was thinking if I choose MAC, as cheap as it is, I'd probably end up going for heaps more money as I always want everything from their releases. Plus on top of that as I got older, if I had to settle for the one brand for life, I think that Bobbi Brown would be best as MAC would be a bit too loud for me at say 80!

So, if I had to settle on a single brand, I'd go with Bobbi Brown!

How about you?

If you had to choose only one single brand to purchase from for your entire life which would it be?

Choose wisely.

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Blogger Phyrra said...

If I had to choose just 1 brand right now, I'd choose Fyrinnae. I like their lip lustres as much as I like MAC's Lipglass. I think their foundation looks fabulous on me. Their eye shadows are to die for!

Psst, I sent you some, you gotta try it! I'm trying to convert you!


March 9, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Anonymous KC said...

I would choose Yvest St Laurent.

March 9, 2009 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Laurel said...

Without ONE brand ever is Chanel. From colors to textures to up-to-the-minute, no one beats Chanel!

March 9, 2009 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger psychoexgirlfriend said...

Bobbi Brown is a good choice! I was initially thinking Stila or NARS because I like their foundations, shadows & blushes. MAC isn't for me because I can't stand their foundations at all. And I'm already outgrowing their colour selections. In the end though Laura Mercier is my brand of choice. I like their foundations, their concealers, their powders, their lips & eye stuff. Really, what's not to like?

March 9, 2009 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous xisa said...

Aaah...I am not a one-brand person, and more than often I would hate something from a brand that have something that I like so this is definitely hard :x

Would it count if I choose Shiseido? XD Since it has Maquillage and Majolica Majorca underneath its giant wings XDDD

Okay, if I were to choose I would pick Coffret D'or. The base make-up is good, the eye makeup is heavenly, the blusher is meh but still okay, and the lipstick is more than satisfactory.

So yeah, Coffret D'or it is. :D

March 9, 2009 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger KimmyDarling said...

I'm with you, Musey. I'd be All Bobbi, All the Time!

March 10, 2009 at 12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say MAC! I love their MSFs and eyeshadows too much. The lipgelées are my constant companions :)
Also, I only really buy from every 3 or 4 collections. And that, only after I've heard at least my favourite beauty blogs rave about that special product with lots of convincing swatches ;)
hiromix x

March 10, 2009 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger Jnie said...

Mines would be MUFE. I just love the quality of their makeup.

March 10, 2009 at 4:18 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

I think I'd go with Clinique. I know the sound boring but foundations work with my skin and their and their blushes, eyeshadows, eyeliners, lippies, and mascaras are just amazing. Their bronzing brush is DA BOMB too. Love it.

March 10, 2009 at 5:30 AM  
Anonymous Nadia said...

I choose MAC !

they really have nice things.. ofcourse other brands are good to.. but i like the limited editions so much from MAC !

how are you doing muse ?

my life is very busy.. birthday school blablabla..

Hugs !

March 10, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What to you think of the Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer?

March 10, 2009 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd :-D

I'm trying them right now thanks to you ;-D thank you darling! they are amazing pigmentation is fabs :)

You're doing a good job of converting me with this haul holy cow so unexpected thank you hun :-D


March 10, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi kc!

good choice hun ;-D

March 10, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Laurel

I was thinking of choosing Chanel but they don't release items as much as I'd like so I'd grow antsy in between collections hehe!

March 10, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey psychoexgirlfriend!

how are you?!!!! Missed ya around here!

I'd go with nars too but I'd have to wait too long inbetween collections and I'd get antsy, same reason I didn't go for Chanel :-D
Good choice on Laura Mercier :-D She has an incredible line and it'll last from youth to old age without a problem as the colors are all user friendly :-D

March 10, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi xisa!

me either lol it's like tearing my hair out choosing one :-D

go right ahead...Shiseido would be a good one but subbrands wouldn't cheating LOL it would have to be strictly one or the other..MJ or Maquillage lol!

I'm evil I know :-D

I must say CdO is a great choice...base makeup is amazing and the eye and lip items are brilliant :-D

Good choice!

March 10, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey kimmy!

crack the dip open we rock :-D

March 10, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi hiromix!

awesome selection. I was going to say mac too but I was wanting something friendly enough to use into my old age hehe...and BB seemed it :-D

damn mac and all their collections..they are out to make us all poor!

March 10, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Jnie!

Good one hun! MUFE is a fab brand :-D

March 10, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi pixie!

Good one hun! They have a vast selection of items plus the price tag isn't huge :-D

Nice choice!

March 10, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi nadia!

I'm great hun and you?

Good choice :) Mac was my first thought too!

Happy early bday :-D!!!!!!!!!!!!


March 10, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous

No haven't tried it yet. I'm not too big a fan of TM's...I did try LM's TM and I liked it ALOT but not BB's.

Sorry couldn't be of more help.

March 10, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Chica said...

1 brand?! Eek! Man there are so many I like for different reasons :/ I think even though UD are the best for shadow and MAC for blusher I'll have to go with Chanel even though there's nothing great about their mascara - I like everything else & I'd wear tinted moisturiser instead of foundation (I wear mineral foundation because my skin is sensitive)

March 10, 2009 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Aretha said...

Hi muse!

This is a tough one because I use different 'base makeup products' and different 'point makeup products' (as how the japanese would say it), if you know what I mean!

However, if I had to choose it, I would choose NARS just because im really in love with all their products although I have to admit that their foundations and powders are really mediocre. But their eyeshadows are fab as well as their blushes! I also like the fact that they have multi use products such as the multiple which is great because I can use it on the eyes lips and cheeks. :) They also have a good selection of lipsticks and lipglosses which I absolutely adore.

aretha <3

March 10, 2009 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe I know chica like pulling teeth right?

Only one hey now! cheater LOL!

March 11, 2009 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Aretha

yup I gotcha :) Same for me hun so def was hard phew!

Good choice! NARS is a great one :) I choose bobbi as I firgure she has a rather fine base line including fab concealer and the rest I can def work with ;) general catalog items aren't fab but the LE's are terrific!


March 11, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just found your blog researching Bobbi Brown. I am pretty much considering myself a Bobbi Brown snob and love it! I am getting to the age(33) where I too want a brand for life and MAC is too trendy where for me Bobbi is classic with trendy options if you so choose. I am currently(very slowly$$) changing all my makeup to Bobbi Brown.

March 27, 2009 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger melanie said...

For all time? Paul and Joe! :D My new lovers.

March 30, 2009 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous!

Thanks so much for commenting :) Welcome to my Musings -D

I'm about your age too and it becomes more and more appealing daily to simply make bb my prime cosmetic of choice as it does indeed have great options that are both fun and classy plus plenty of options and collections come out alot :-D

It's really a great brand :-D

March 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe mel! P&J is a awesome one :-D Especially some of what they released recently..amazing colors!

March 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM  

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